Almost a century after its creation, the design of Nicolle chairs is more relevant than ever! Metal chairs and stools made 100% in France since 1933.
The history of the Chaise Nicolle begins when in 1913, Paul-Henri Nicolle, director of a factory that forges and stamps metal washers, for the needs of his workers, imagined a chair with a circular seat, three legs and a metal back.
The beautiful arched shape of its back, quickly nicknamed "The Whale's Tail", and the comfort of the chair, made the Nicolle chair start to be marketed in all factories of the time. This is the beginning of a great industrial adventure Over the years, the chair will evolve, going from 3 to 4 feet, and will come in 4 different heights. In the 1940s, the swivel version saw the light ... 10 years later, production was in full swing!
It was finally in the late 1990s that sales declined, leading to the end of chair manufacturing. In 2004, however, Jérôme Lepert, an industrial archaeologist, discovered abandoned manufacturing tools and molds. He decides to save them from destruction and restore the presses and machines used to make the chairs - now production is restarting!
Now reissued in Paris, with the original tools, Nicolle chairs have preserved the essential characteristics of industrial furniture: they are robust, functional and ergonomic. Its design fits perfectly into a minimalist, contemporary or classic interior.
Discover the catalog of Chaises Nicolle chairs and stools in their different versions, metal, metal and wood or metal and loom.